SAFE WORK METHOD STATEMENT -
Work Activity/Task : Installation of Eaves lining
Sheets 40 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Codes/Standards applicable :
AS 1576 – Scaffolding
COP Manual Handling Principle Contractor: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
AS 6001 – Working Platforms for Domestic Construction
Workcover Safety Guide 4503, ‘Portable Ladders’
Prepared By ; Robert Reece Representative : Robert Reece
Signature Sub-contractor :
Date: DFT Licence No:
Responsibility : The subcontractor doing the work is responsible for carrying out a particular action, as listed in this SWMS. The supervisor is responsible to ensure
that the sub-contractor is competent and satisfied with the procedures listed. The supervisor is required to provide supervision, to the extent necessary, to make sure the
SWMS is being followed and to take immediate corrective action if it is not.
Item Job Step Identify Hazard Controls
Break the Task down What can cause a high What you are going to do to make this step as safe as possible, include equipment to be used where
into steps. degree of Harm ? appropriate.
Slips, Trips, Falls, Ensure that:
1. Plan the Work Sprains, Strains, 1. Access to and from the ground level below the eaves is clear off all debris and materials.
Structural Collapse, 2. Where ladders or ramps are used they must be properly set up and secured.
Falling objects 3. Barricades and signage are positioned to delineate ‘no-go-zones’ below the eaves installation
activities warning of potential falling objects and prohibiting access during installation process.
2. Set up Ladder access Falls, Set up and secure ladder access from the ground to the platform. Ladders must be secured at top and
unsecured/unstable bottom to prevent dislodgement – refer to workcover safety guide 4503’ Portable Ladders’
Platforms may be erected on trestles or scaffolding or other systems complying with AS6001 0r AS1576
3. Erect work platforms Falls from heights, slips 1.Erect work platforms at a height that is comfortable, so that installers do not have to ‘duck under’
trips, sprains, strains rafters.
Cut eaves sheets to the required dimensions using a hand operated simple cutting tool( as per
4. Cut eaves sheets Falls and falling objects manufactures instructions
Pass sheets up to work Sprains, strains, slips, 1. Ensure access from the sheet stack to platform is clear of hazards underfoot.
5. platform trips and falls Ensure correct lifting and carrying techniques are used at all times. Refer to HIA SWMS 004 ‘ General
lifting and carrying’.
Note: When handling eaves lining sheets, correct lifting/carrying techniques must be used at al times.
6. Install first sheet. Sprains and strains, 2. Two men on platform and one man passing the sheet up to the installers.
falls , lose grip and 3. Installer on each end of the sheet, making sure the sheet does not bend and break in the middle, put
drop sheet. one edge into the groove on the fascia and the other edge sits on the exterior skin of brickwork.
4. Place securing batten over eaves lining and fix trimmer / noggin permanently into position.
5. Place precut ‘lumex ‘ joining strip and end of sheet.
Note: During this operation, installers must maintain an awareness of potential dangers of working above
As I step two.
7. Install second and Sprains and strains, 1. Once sufficient area has been installed, the timber quad mould covering can be fixed into position.
subsequent sheets. falls , lose grip and 2. Using panel pins nail quad at 600mm centers
drop sheet. 3. When joining quad ends to be mitred and glued and nailed together.
Note: During this operation, man on the ground or first floor will have already dressed end of quad for
installation. Also installers must maintain an awareness of potential dropping of tools/material to the
8. Finishing off Falling objects, dust in On completion clean up all off cuts and any other debris and remove it from the deck/platform.
eyes, slips and trips All debris, materials tools and equipment must be either lowered or passed through a window opening,
not thrown, from the platform. Eye protection must be worn to protect from dust.
Reviewed by__________________________________________ _________________________________________ _______________________ ___/____/__
Principle Contractor or Representative Position Signature Date
Accepted by:__________________________________________ __________________________________________ _______________________ ___/____/___
Person doing the work Position Signature Date